Question 1: What is your natural communication style?

  • Answer A: Open and action-oriented
  • Answer B: Visionary and intuitive
  • Answer C: Analytical and direct
  • Answer D: Submissive and indirect

Question 2: Which traits below best describe your personality at work?

  • Answer A: Charismatic and resilient
  • Answer B: Creative and passionate
  • Answer C: Efficient and knowledgeable
  • Answer D: Enthusiastic and helpful

Question 3: Of the below, which would you always avoid?

  • Answer A: Day-to-day operational tasks
  • Answer B: Reporting and analysis
  • Answer C: Overseeing others completing tasks
  • Answer D: Presenting to large meetings

Question 4: Of the below, which do you enjoy the most?

  • Answer A: Collaborating and working with others
  • Answer B: Innovation and brainstorming
  • Answer C: Detailed, technical work
  • Answer D: New opportunities that take me outside my comfort zone

Question 5: When you need to have a difficult conversation at work, how do you handle it?

  • Answer A: Directly and promptly so the issue doesn’t fester
  • Answer B: In a creative way that makes everyone involved feel comfortable
  • Answer C: Avoid it and hope that it resolves itself
  • Answer D: Ask for advice or support from a mentor before approaching the situation

Question 6: If you were asked to develop a strategy for your current team, how would you feel?

  • Answer A: Excited and ready to dive in
  • Answer B: Excited but keen to get to the implementation stage
  • Answer C: Interested as long as it’s within my subject matter expertise
  • Answer D: That I would need to do more research to support me

Question 7: How do you feel about delegating work to others?

  • Answer A: It comes quite naturally to me
  • Answer B: I like the idea of it but often have too much going on in my head to think about it
  • Answer C: I prefer to do it myself
  • Answer D: I haven’t had the opportunity to delegate much work yet

Question 8: If you were asked to present to a large audience, how would you feel?

  • Answer A: Excited for the challenge
  • Answer B: Ready to impress
  • Answer C: Apprehensive, depending on the topic
  • Answer D: Anxious and nervous

Question 9: Do you get more satisfaction from your own success or helping others to succeed?

  • Answer A: I really enjoy helping others to achieve their goals
  • Answer B: I enjoy both, particularly bringing others along for my success
  • Answer C: I prefer to focus on my own goals
  • Answer D: I think I would enjoy helping others, but I haven’t yet had the opportunity

Question 10: If you weren’t feeling challenged in your role, what would you do?

  • Answer A: Seek out more responsibility
  • Answer B: Start a side hustle
  • Answer C: Look at a lateral move within my specialty
  • Answer D: Do research and seek out a mentor

Question 11: How would you best describe your work style?

  • Answer A: Organised and reliable
  • Answer B: Hands-on and innovative
  • Answer C: Rational and analytical
  • Answer D: Supportive and detail-oriented

Question 12: What is your approach to your own personal and professional development?

  • Answer A: I invest in development but also look at my different career moves as development opportunities
  • Answer B: I’m always immersing myself in new ideas and concepts
  • Answer C: I prefer technical learning to hone my specialist skills
  • Answer D: I have a lot to learn and try to take as many development opportunities as I can get

Career change quiz results

Below you’ll find the results of the “Am I management material?” quiz. Remember this is a guide only. When making career decisions, speak with your mentors and managers to get tailored advice from the people who know you best.

If you’re keen to complete an MBA to support your career development, you can also contact us to speak with a Student Enrolment Advisor. We can guide you through the process of choosing the right MBA for your career ambitions.

Mostly A’s: The Leader

You’re a natural leader. Whether you want to be a CEO or managing director, or take on another general management role, you likely have the critical management skills to get you there. You’ll have your first management interview in no time.

You may like to consider an MBA to help you hone your skills and introduce you to a powerful network. An MBA opens minds and doors and gives you the opportunity to build a network of other CEOs and senior leaders.

Mostly B’s: The Entrepreneur

You could be destined to start and lead your own business. You’re creative and innovative and full of passion. Take the time to learn as much as you can when working in different roles and organisations.

An MBA for an entrepreneur like yourself helps you to shape your skill set and refine your ideas.

Mostly C’s: The Technical Expert

You are incredible at what you do and have a bright career ahead of you. But that doesn’t mean you need to follow a traditional career path into a management position. Instead, perhaps you should consider how you can make the most of your technical expertise and capability.

If you do have management ambitions, an MBA can help you to develop the softer skills that you find more challenging.

Mostly D’s: The Student

You’re at a stage in your career when you still have a lot to learn. You have so many opportunities ahead of you, including management opportunities. You just need the right support to get you there.

An MBA can help you to develop both the hard and soft skills that you’ll need in your career. Why study an MBA? It’s a great way to open new doors in the future. Plus, an MBA graduate’s salary is typically greater over time than someone who hasn’t completed an MBA.

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